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Lil Dizzy's Cafe

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1500 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-1805
+1 504-569-8997
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
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Thu - Sat 16:00 - 20:00
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Magnolia, Texas, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went down at 9 am and had a great breakfast. Eggs perfect and the grits were great. They toasted the buttered biscuit which was a plus. Cheap and very tasty!

Thank Amy T
Bath, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really friendly owner, great buzz to the place and delicious typical New Orleans Cuisine. Lots of local people enjoying the help-yourself canteen and going back for more was encouraged

Thank Zuleika H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped by for lunch and enjoyed the food. We had fried chicken and a shrimp poboy. Both were good. Our waitress was friendly and funny. A good place for local cuisine.

Thank justravel
Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the fried chicken couldn't eat enough just the right batter with flavor. Went on a Sunday line was long but they got you in will return.

Thank FoxySTL
Auburn, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really wish I did not waste the cab fare on this place for breakfast. Worst breakfast of the trip by far, ordered the Crab Omelette ($12.00) - got a undercooked very runny eggs, with coagulated cheese & barely any crab to be seen (I do know it was real crab though, because of the pieces of shell), my wife looked... More 

Thank Travelinscott29120
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A neighborhood guy recommended Lil Dizzy's. After a bit of a wait, we were seated by the owner who took good care of us for the entire meal. We had the buffet which included salad bar, gumbo, red beans, fried chicken, veggies, bread pudding and iced tea, all for a very reasonable price. It was a welcome change of pace... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

its small , usually a wait line, not much parking . nowthen once you get a table it was worth it all.

Thank Billy B
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff with a New Orleans flare, it's polite but it isn't fake. Get the buffet don't even waste time looking at the menu. Fried chicken is 🔥🔥. By the time you leave you'll feel like a part of the family.

Thank Curtis C
Boise, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited daily during our stay. Atmosphere was eclectic. Simple fare of eggs, a choice of meat, and eggs. Friendly service

Thank PaulaW1
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Leave the tourist area and come to Treme. Great Sunday brunch with all the creole favorites in a small but wonderful buffet. Every table gets just made french toast. One of the highlights of my trip.

Thank mrh16

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116-1805
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Treme
  • Neighbourhood: Treme
  • Phone Number: +1 504-569-8997

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Treme

Neighbourhood Profile
That sound? That flavor? That certain je ne sais quoi that lets you known you’re in “Nawlins” and nowhere else? It’s all good and in broad abundance on the streets of Tremé, where so much of what’s considered to be the very best of New Orleans culture and tradition is, put simply, just how people go about their daily lives in this historic part of town. As one of America’s oldest African-American neighborhoods and among the nation’s first established residential areas for free people of color, Tremé’s significant heritage and contribution cannot be understated. This is especially the case when considering some of Tremé’s most famous residents, most notably jazz great Louis Armstrong. For full flavored food, funky and jazzed up music, and vibrant street life presented with homegrown pride, you can’t beat a visit to Tremé.
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